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The Best Lena Horne Movies

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List of the best Lena Horne movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Lena Horne's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Lena Horne movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Lena Horne movies will be at the top of the list. Lena Horne has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Lena Horne movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Lena Horne films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Lena Horne role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Lena Horne performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list is made up of films like The Wiz and Hollywood Musicals of the '40s.

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  • Bride Wars1
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    Bride Wars

    Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson

    Released2009

    Directed byGary Winick

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  • Ziegfeld Follies2
    18
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    Ziegfeld Follies

    Judy Garland, Lucille Ball

    Released1945

    Directed byVincente Minnelli, George Sidney, Roy Del Ruth, Lemuel Ayers, Merrill Pye

    Ziegfeld Follies is a 1946 Hollywood musical comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Stormy Weather3
    16
    4

    Stormy Weather

    Lena Horne, Benny Carter

    Released1943

    Directed byAndrew L. Stone

    Stormy Weather is a 1943 American musical film produced and released by 20th Century Fox. The... more on Wikipedia
  • Cabin in the Sky4
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    Cabin in the Sky

    Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne

    Released1943

    Directed byVincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeley

    Cabin in the Sky is a 1943 musical film directed by Vincente Minnelli and Busby Berkeley.Amazon_watch buy button
  • Till the Clouds Roll By5
    14
    6

    Till the Clouds Roll By

    Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland

    Released1946

    Directed byVincente Minnelli, Richard Whorf

    Till The Clouds Roll By is a 1946 American musical film made by MGM. The film is a... more on Wikipedia
  • The Wiz6
    12
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    The Wiz

    Michael Jackson, Diana Ross

    Released1978

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    The Wiz is a 1978 American musical adventure film produced in collaboration between Motown... more on Wikipedia

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  • That's Entertainment! III7
    10
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    That's Entertainment! III

    Elizabeth Taylor, Gene Kelly

    Released1994

    Directed byBud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan

    That's Entertainment! III is a documentary film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to celebrate... more on Wikipedia
  • Words and Music8
    10
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    Words and Music

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

    Released1948

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    Words and Music is a 1948 film loosely based on the creative partnership of the composer... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Broadway Rhythm9
    8
    2

    Broadway Rhythm

    Lena Horne, Nancy Walker

    Released1944

    Directed byRoy Del Ruth

    Broadway Rhythm is an MGM Technicolor musical film. It was produced by Jack Cummings and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party10
    4
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    Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party

    Lena Horne, Avon Long

    Released1935

    Directed byFred Waller

    Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party is a 1935 American musical short film which was released by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Death of a Gunfighter11
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    Death of a Gunfighter

    Lena Horne, Carroll O'Connor

    Released1969

    Directed byRobert Totten, Don Siegel

    Death of a Gunfighter is a 1969 Western film. It is most notable for the first use of the... more on Wikipedia
  • The Duke Is Tops12
    6
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    The Duke Is Tops

    Lena Horne, Everett Brown

    Released1938

    Directed byWilliam L. Nolte, Ralph Cooper

    The Duke Is Tops is a 1938 American musical film released by Million Dollar Productions and... more on Wikipedia
  • Swing Fever13
    6
    4

    Swing Fever

    Lena Horne, Maxie Rosenbloom

    Released1943

    Directed byTim Whelan

    Swing Fever is a 1943 musical film directed by Tim Whelan.Amazon_watch buy button
  • Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The 1940s14
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    Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The 1940s

    Mickey Rooney, Lena Horne

    Released2008

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  • Judy Garland: Judy Duets15
    2
    2

    Judy Garland: Judy Duets

    Liza Minnelli, Mickey Rooney

    Released2006

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  • Hollywood Musicals of the '40s16
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    Hollywood Musicals of the '40s

    Mickey Rooney, Bob Hope

    Released1999

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  • Jazz Legends: Boogie Woogie17
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    Jazz Legends: Boogie Woogie

    Lena Horne, Maurice Rocco

    Released2004

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  • The Harlem Renaissance18
    2
    2

    The Harlem Renaissance

    Lena Horne

    Released2004

    Directed byMarino Amaruso

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  • Sarah Vaughan & Other Jazz Divas19
    0
    0

    Sarah Vaughan & Other Jazz Divas

    Lena Horne

    Released2005

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    The Ladies Sing the Blues

    Lena Horne, Peggy Lee

    Released1988

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  • In the Mood for Love: Romantic Classics from the Golden Era of Jazz21
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    In the Mood for Love: Romantic Classics from the Golden Era of Jazz

    Doris Day, Lena Horne

    Released2005

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  • Lena Horne: The Incomparable Lena Horne22
    6
    2

    Lena Horne: The Incomparable Lena Horne

    Lena Horne

    Released2004

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  • 23
    2
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    Bing Crosby's White Christmas USO All Star Show

    Jane Russell, Lena Horne

    Released2009

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  • Boogie-Woogie Dream24
    0
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    Boogie-Woogie Dream

    Lena Horne, Pete Johnson

    Released1944

    Directed byHanus Burger

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